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President Obama HAS reduced the budget.

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There in lies the difference. President Bush didn't ALLOW 80 people to be killed, but apparently Obama did including our ambassador, and didn't lose a minutes sleep or a minute of campaigning in Nevada to stop it.

Your political opinion is skewing your interpretation of fact and it is becoming more and more obvious in your posts

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where is the name calling?

Is there a particular reason that you call those who disagree with you names?

Do you believe that use of those terms facilitates discussion?

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what you call opinion reality calls fact.

Your political opinion is skewing your interpretation of fact and it is becoming more and more obvious in your posts

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where is the name calling?

So you don't consider "leftists" and "democrat mascots" calling someone a name. That explains a great deal.

Still, do you believe that your use of that type of language actually facilitates discussion?

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President Obama did not "double" the deficit.

PolitiFact | Mitt Romney says Barack Obama has 'doubled' the deficit

The thing people do not understand, is, the annual budget was inherited. If the annual budget was $4 trillion per year when Obama walked in, it is $4 trillion per year, each and every year. It is an ongoing thing, in place, adding up. Kinda like your mortgage, if that comparison helps you visualize it.

Your mortgage is $800, per month, each and every month. Lets say your name is W. Lets say you inherited an economy in almost record breaking great condition, but, then started 2 unpaid for wars, and lack of regulation on wall street in the banking world contributed to both housing bubbles and banks crashing, and for a number of reasons, let's say you did not pay the mortgage for about 7 years, W now has $900,000 in debt. W's annual "bills due to be paid" are now much higher, and adding up and up and up.

If someone else assumed exact same loan from W, let's call him O, this person named O will now owe $15,000 per month, and is starting out $900,00 in debt already.(NOT the $800 per month list of bills due)

If O can't pay the new size of the mortgage, of $15000, each and every month, adds onto the existing $900000 he inherited. In no time, O now owes $180,000 per year, due to the new size of the mortgage he inherited, in addition to the $900,000, and it will continue to add on and on, as those debts are ongoing, in-place debts & bills he inherited.

Even just adding the cost of the wars, into the actual defense budget, on O's first budget, just doing that alone hugely and dramatically increased the budget, but, it's more rational than paying for the wars by congressional appropriations bills, which are not counted in the annual budget reports of "bills due to be paid".

A fact no rightwinger seems aware of, is the budget was been dramatically reduced, the monthly mortgage has been reduced, and that $4 trillion, owed EACH AND EVERY YEAR, HAS BEEN reduced, in record levels, but, it is still overblown, and still adding up. Each and every year.

U.S. budget deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth straight year - Business - Stocks & economy | NBC News

//"The Obama administration spent $3.538 trillion in the 2012 fiscal year, 1.7 percent less than last year due to the expiration of stimulus provisions, a stronger economy, the end of military operations in Iraq and the continued drawdown in Afghanistan, the Treasury said."//

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Under President Obama, the yearly budget has been reduced $200 billion per year!! This is record setting reduction in the annual budget!! Yet, the budget remains more than we can pay, and it continues to add up.

Obama Budget Reduces Deficit by $900 Billion Compared to Current Budget Policies â€" Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The budget explained, in plain speak, although, definitely written by a liberal, so some may rebuke this post here:

U.S. budget deficit shrinks by over $200 billion, reaches 4-year low - The Maddow Blog

But, if you distrust a PhD in political science, then here is the CBO, saying Obama reduced the budget by $1.9 trillion:

http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9957/01-07-outlook.pdf

Also, many people do not grasp kenseyian economics that well. turning around an economy as vast as the USA's is like turning a giant ship. At least we were saved from actually sinking! A crashing economy does need money circulating to keep multiple businesses alive.

Imo, blaming Obama for the economy, is sort of like blaming the fireman called to put out the fire.

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Yes, it IS still smoldering, so let's blame the fireman next to it! Must be HIS fault, cuz surely the fire he ran to put out, should be extinguished by now.

No doubt, i will get flamed for this post, but, interesting to learn some facts anyway. (hits "submit" and then ducks!!)

I guess the President didn't understand either, as he did promise the deficit would be cut in half by the end of his first term.

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SC_RN...very few people understood how devastated our financial picture was at the end of the Bush Administration.

Obama made good progress in a terrible situation but did not meet his expectations as laid out for the public.

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Worst recession since the great depression sounds like they knew exactly what they were getting into (even though Reagan had it much tougher than Obama). Why can't you liberals just admit the President lied? All I hear from the left is excuses as to why this or that promise can't be kept. If he or his team didn't know then that goes to incompetence.

SC_RN...very few people understood how devastated our financial picture was at the end of the Bush Administration.

Obama made good progress in a terrible situation but did not meet his expectations as laid out for the public.

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SC_RN...very few people understood how devastated our financial picture was at the end of the Bush Administration.

Obama made good progress in a terrible situation but did not meet his expectations as laid out for the public.

Maybe. But many of us understood that even in the best of times, no one would be able to cut the deficit in half in one presidential term. I wouldn't have believed John McCain or Mitt Romney or Tim Tebow either if they had said such a thing.

Obama keeps making promises. His supporters keep making excuses for why they haven't been met. People keep believing in new ones he makes. It's mind-boggling!

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it has to be any reason other than liberalism itself. If the left claims that Obama's policies have failed then that means liberalism has failed and nobody on the left is going to proclaim it. That is why he gets a pass at every turn from the press. He's scared to go on Fox that is why he does interviews with the "pimp with the limp".

Maybe. But many of us understood that even in the best of times, no one would be able to cut the deficit in half in one presidential term. I wouldn't have believed John McCain or Mitt Romney or Tim Tebow either if they had said such a thing.

Obama keeps making promises. His supporters keep making excuses for why they haven't been met. People keep believing in new ones he makes. It's mind-boggling!

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Maybe. But many of us understood that even in the best of times, no one would be able to cut the deficit in half in one presidential term. I wouldn't have believed John McCain or Mitt Romney or Tim Tebow either if they had said such a thing.

Obama keeps making promises. His supporters keep making excuses for why they haven't been met. People keep believing in new ones he makes. It's mind-boggling!

President Obama has admitted he didn't keep that promise. He said he didn't realize how bad the recession was.

Many people are like me regarding political promises. Most are either hopeful wishes and/or plans or outright lies.

PolitiFact New Jersey | Barack Obama broke promise to cut annual deficit in half by the end of his first term, Rep. Leonard Lance says

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I would say that economics is not Obama's strong suit. And I would further say that I couldn't name what strong suit he has.

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"He is the least qualified man in any room he walks into."- Rush Limbaugh

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